Heritage Project - History of Council Housing

The Federation is a partner to a project that will explore the history and heritage associated with Council housing in the Black Country. In the long term it is hoped that the project will cover Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Walsall. The partners include heritage related organisations and tenants organisations from Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton.
The aims of the project are to:

  • Create a better understanding of the role of Council housing in the Black Country and the contribution the Black Country has made to the history of Council housing
  • Create a record of the history and heritage of Council housing in the area
  • To involve as many people as possible in the creation of the record
  • Make the record widely accessible

    An application is being made to the Heritage Lottery Fund to begin the project initially by undertaking a pilot project concentrating on high rise flats in a specific locality.  If the partnership is successful in obtaining the funding we will be looking for volunteers to help with the research work, so if you are interested please get in touch.
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